Mahendra converted along with his wife Jagruti and two-year-old daughter. “My wife and I concluded that this discrimination was because of the caste-based hierarchy in Hindu religion. Hence, we decided to shun Hinduism and embrace Buddhism.”
A century-old Act is perhaps the only thing keeping the Aravallis safe from rampant construction. With the Haryana government moving to amend it, and the Supreme Court stepping in, The Indian Express attempts to understand what’s at stake
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta observed this after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for Haryana, said he will satisfy the court that amendments in the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900 were not done to "help somebody".
A statement issued by the district PR office said the Aravallis were very important to the ecosystem and that if it is excluded from the Act, it will lead to people building big structures, the way it has happened in villages near Delhi.
Amendment in the The Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) by the Haryana Assembly has raised hackles of environmentalists and opposition leaders alike. SUKHBIR SIWACH explains the contentious aspects of the law.
“It is really shocking. You are destroying the forest... it is not permissible,” a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta observed, telling the state that the attempt to bring in the changes was “sheer contempt”.
Haryana government has reversed an over six-year-old order of then director general of Consolidation of Holdings Ashok Khemka, in which he had withdrawn the consolidation process of 3,184 acres of land in Kot village (Faridabad) consisting “a large chunk on Aravalli hills”. A formal notification to declare “intention of the state government to take up […]